NELSON: CHOKDEE THAI CUISINE
The brightly coloured building on the corner of Hardy Street, home to Chokdee, a popular Thai cuisine destination in Nelson, will now stand up safer in an earthquake thanks to Scott Constructions earthquake strengthening skill base.
We were commissioned to carry out strengthening work for the two-story building early 2015. Following the completion of the strengthening work we were also commissioned with the part of the fit-out work for the new tenant, Chokdee who were moving in, on behalf of the landlord.
Unlike most full fit-out work, we only had to get the renovations to a “base build” stage. It was after this that the landlord did all of the decoration and fixtures installation. The base build stage was basically a line, stop and prime before handover.
While this sounded like a straightforward job, there were certain logistical challenges that came from the site location. This tricky site on the corner of Hardy and Rutherford Streets meant all deliveries needed to be carefully managed.
Additionally to this, the work was commissioned and assumptions made before opening up walls, this is always challenging because once you remove the walls you then see the nature and extent of what’s required. A collaborative approach between the landlord, Scott Construction, and the architect Ken Robinson saw this project delivered on time with no headaches. There was no exception to our track record of effectively managing different situations to deliver the result the client wants.